This page is for parents/carers of children due to start at Great Coates Primary School in reception this September.

Due to current circumstances we may not be able to have visits and meet the teacher as normal, so on this page will be information which will be helpful to parents of those pupils starting in Reception.

We have also created a Facebook group with information posted on it, the link to the group is below. You can also message the teachers on here if you have any queries. Please click the link and ask join the group.

Reception Staff

Here are photographs of the teachers in Reception.

The Classroom

Here are photographs of the reception classroom.


Official school logo or plain red jumper or cardigan
White polo shirt
Grey or black trousers/skirt/dress
black smart shoes (no heels)

P.E kit
white t shirt
black shorts
black plimsoles

School book bag
Water bottle
Packed lunch (if having one)

Official uniform can be purchased from uniform direct in town opposite Wilkos but check out the supermarkets for plain school uniform.

Please label everything with your child’s name.

Please do not send your child to school with jewelry. Hair clips and bobbles must be small and not extravagant e.g. cat ear head bands.


You may be worried about your child at lunchtime, it’s a big change for some of the children especially if they haven’t had lunch at school/nursery before so here are some pictures of our hall, lunch ladies and serving hatch.

🌈 Please be aware that the hall is currently set up to follow social distancing protocol, this may or may not continue in September I will update you when I know more 🌈

Reception children go to lunch first so they have most of the hall to themselves, they can bring their own packed lunch or have a school dinner. All reception children are entitled to a free school meal. Dinners are ordered beforehand so that you can pick something your child likes, there are a range of things to pick each day including vegetarian options. You can also choose to be dinners some days and packed lunch others but dinners must be ordered beforehand.

The children then get to choose their own dessert on the day. There are a number of lunch ladies to help them chop their food, encourage them to eat and support them. Children are told to put their hand up and ask if they can go out to play before they clear their plate, this is for the lunch ladies to check they’ve eaten a substantial amount. They then go out on to the playground for play time.

Ordering lunch for September

If your child would like a school dinner from the start of September this will need ordering by July 3rd. You will need to get a school order form from the office . Alternatively, you can download the menus and order form here and either print it off and complete it and return it to the school or e mail the completed form with your child’s name clearly labelled.

There will be a table set up outside the school office so you can collect and complete a form to order a school dinner.
Please can these be completed by Friday July 3rd. If they are late we cannot guarantee a meal will be ordered.

All children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 in September are entitled to a free meal.

All children being back is an assumption we are making for ordering school meals, it is not a guarantee that they will all be back.

Breakfast and After School Club

Please follow the link for information about breakfast club and afterschool club. This is not available during lockdown but we hope to open it up in September.